(PARKLAND, FLA) — Following another emotional day of impact statements from family members of those killed in the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, jurors are headed to Parkland to walk the halls of the crime scene today.
Parent Max Schachter told the jury Wednesday that he wished this was all a dream and that he could just wake up from the nightmare.
His 14-year-old son Alex died in the mass shooting.
Jurors are considering whether Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz should be put to death for killing 17 people and wounding 17 others.
The jury will be transported to the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas campus Thursday morning by the Broward Sheriff’s Office and will be allowed to walk through the Freshman building imaging the bloodshed from four years ago.
They will walk silently down hallways past open classroom doors where the shooter used an AR-15 assault rifle to mow down his victims, sometimes shooting through the walls and doors.
The jury will not be allowed to talk, touch, or record anything as BSO escorts them through the halls.
Cruz will not accompany the jury after the defense announced they have filed a waiver to prevent the shooter from returning to his crime scene.
The the 1200 building where the massacre happened in 2018 will eventually be razed, once Cruz’s sentencing trial is completed.